Graziano Pelle’s brilliant form to start the Premier League season not only has Southampton still in third place in the table, but also has earned him his first Italian National Team call-up.
He’ll look to go into the international break on a high as Southampton visits White Hart Lane to take on Spurs at 9:05am ET live online at NBC Sports Live Extra.
With a solid road win, Southampton can leap frog Manchester City back into second after the defending champions picked up three points yesterday.
Tottenham are struggling mightily, without a Premier League win in over a month.
Southampton makes no changes from its 2-1 win over QPR last weekend, the team’s sixth straight win on the spin in all competitions.
For Spurs, they’ve tailed in the opposite direction, with just two points in its last four Premier League matches including a loss to West Brom and draw with Sunderland. They are also unchanged from the 1-1 draw in the North London derby last weekend.
Tottenham: Lloris; Naughton, Kaboul, Vertonghen, Rose; Capoue, Mason; Eriksen, Chadli, Lamela; Adebayor.
Bench: Vorm, Dier, Fazio, Dembele, Townsend, Kane, Soldado.
Southampton: Forster; Clyne, Fonte, Alderweireld, Bertrand; Wanyama, Schneiderlin, S. Davis, Tadić, Mané; Pellè.
Bench: K. Davis, Gardos, Long, Cork, Mayuka, Reed, Targett.